Livelihoods After Land Reform

Land reform in southern Africa is highly controversial, as former patterns of settler colonial land ownership are over-turned.  Long-term work in Zimbabwe has been exploring changing agrarian systems and impacts on livelihoods, especially following the land reform in 2000. Read more about the project and the blog

Based on a long-term partnership with the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, research has explored unfolding land and livelihood relations in southern Africa, including Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.  Read more about the Livelihoods after Land Reform in southern Africa project and the Sustainable Livelihoods in southern Africa project.



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start date
1 October 2006
end date
31 December 2009


About this project


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Ian Scoones

Professorial Fellow